About Assumption

Tradition of Success

  • 98% of 2015 graduates are employed or in graduate school within 6 months of graduation
  • Almost 79% of our 2016 graduates completed at least one experiential learning opportunity while studying at Assumption.

Excellence On and Off the Field

  • 94% Assumption’s Academic Success Rate, which refers to the graduate rate of student-athletes. This makes Assumption #9 in the nation among all Division II colleges.
  • One of 27 Schools awarded the Division II Presidents’ Award for Academic Excellence (out of more than 300 Division II member schools) in 2015
  • 287 Number of student-athletes named to the Northeast-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the 2016 Spring semester, the second highest total in the Northeast-10 Conference
  • 18 Number of semesters in a row the Women’s Swimming and Diving team has earned College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-American Honors.
  • 4 Number of student athletes who were named to the 2016 Spring Northeast-10 Conference Academic All-Conference Teams. (Tim Carroll, a 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-American At-Large selection, Rachel Avard, a 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District member, Gwen Sawyer, placed second at the NE-10 Championship, and Aubrey Lovejoy, a 2015 Northeast-10 Sport Excellence Award winner and Academic All-Conference selection)
  • 5 Number of student athletes on the men’s and women’s cross country teams to be named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division II All-Academic Team in 2015.
  • 2 Both the men’s and women’s soccer teams were awarded the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award for the 2014-15 academic year. (3.0 or higher GPA)


The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, recently extended the College’s accreditation, indicating that Assumption meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process.

Assumption's Chemistry major is accredited by the American Chemical Society.

The College’s Rehabilitation Counseling Program is accredited by The Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE).

The Way to Building What the World Needs

Talk to one of our amazing graduates a decade into their career as a biochemist or family court judge or any number of other professions and you'll discover why we insist on a values-based education — one that gives graduates the intellectual prowess might and strength of character needed to engage life's larger questions and work toward a greater good.

We credit today’s dedicated faculty, and a long line of their predecessors, with heeding the call of our founder, Emmanuel d’Alzon who challenged us to go beyond academics and educate the whole person. You will see that focus on students, and our emphasis on a life well-lived, in every aspect of what we do, from the design of new Residence Halls to our dynamic Honors programs to the establishment of a campus in Rome.

We also owe a great debt of gratitude to the alumni, parents, foundations, and corporate partners who help make a distinctly Assumption education possible. Only by working together, toward shared goals and across differences of age, culture, discipline, and faith, can we truly Light the Way.

Assumption College ranks among U.S. News & World Report’s "2013 Best Colleges," and a “best value” college by Barron’s Best Buys in College Education. More rankings….
Our commitment to critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service begins with the leadership of President Francesco Cesareo and our Board of Trustees.
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New England’s second largest city, Worcester has ranked among the Wall Street Journal’s top 10 cities for job gains and “brain gain.”
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Father Emmanuel d'Alzon founded the Augustinians of the Assumption in southern France in 1845, and envisioned the establishment of a Catholic university — Assumption College.
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